One of the first things that I do at the beginning of the school year is establish a morning routine with my students. It helps get students into the habit of knowing what to do when they enter the classroom, as well as allow them time to settle in and focus before direct instruction begins.
Starting off the day with a review of the day’s schedule I’ve found really helps students know what to expect throughout the day. I’ve created 5 different schedule pages that you can use in your classroom as part of students’ morning work routine. Add them to morning work binders, laminate them so students can use the same copy multiple times, or use it as a guide to create your own schedule pages!